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By Mike Johnson on 6/6/2019 8:50 AM

The East Coast Wrestling Association, which has been running regularly for decades, announced the following on their Facebook page:

Unfortunately the ECWA show for next Saturday June 15 is cancelled. All further shows are also postponed. I no longer have the time to dedicate to running the ECWA. 

I have a full time business that I am dedicating 90 percent of my time to.

I won't say ECWA is closing up for good but for now ECWA will be on a brief haitus.

When I can dedicate more time to running shows and promoting, ECWA will be back.

Hopefully in the future I will have more people to help in promoting ECWA.

I want to Thank everyone who supported ECWA in the past and hopefully you will continue supporting ECWA in the future.

ECWA is the longest independent professional wrestling promotion around and will continue to make more stars.

Any questions or comments please message me directly!

The promotion, founded in 1967 by Jim Kettner, has been running regularly for decades, initially in Delaware but more recently in New Jersey.  In 2010, Kettner retired from professional wrestling, selling the promotion to Mike Tartaglia, who oversaw the company with Joe Zanolle.

The promotion is perhaps best known for the annual Super 8 tournament, which greatly helped to popularize Junior Heavyweight style wrestling in the United States after taking the inspiration for the tournament from New Japan's Juniors division and events.